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Exact Constraint: Machine Design Using Kinematic Principles

D. Blanding
D. Blanding
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The 2D models of Chapter 1 introduced many important concepts. However, we must now step away from this simplification and consider the whole three-dimensional situation. In this chapter, we analyze connections between objects in 3D. Of course, it is well known that a free body has six degrees of freedom: three independent translational degrees of freedom (often referred to as X, Y, and Z) and three independent rotational degrees of freedom (often referred to as θx, θy, and θz).

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